2019 Merck, Sharp & Dohme Award Winner


Professor Nicolai Cramer

Professor Nicolai Cramer

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

Awarded for the development of chiral cyclopentadienyl ligands and Pd(0)-catalysed asymmetric C(sp3)-H activations


About the Winner


Nicolai Cramer obtained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart under the guidance of Sabine Laschat in 2005. After postdoctoral studies with Barry Trost at Stanford as a Feodor-Lynen scholar, he started in 2007 his independent career as Habilitant associated to the chair of Erick Carreira at the ETH Zurich. He received his venia legendi in 2010 and subsequently moved to EPFL as Assistant Professor. Nicolai was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and subsequently to Full Professor in 2015. His research interests encompass enantioselective metal-catalyzed transformations and their implementation for the synthesis of biologically active molecules. A key focus of his research is the development of asymmetric C-H bond functionalizations and the design of broadly useful chiral ligands. This work was acknowledged by a couple of awards, such as the Novartis Early Career award, the BASF Catalysis award and Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award. He is associate editor for RSC's Organic Chemistry Frontiers journal.


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